Panama provides us with a complex aromatic profile with hints of caramel, honey, fruit toasted grain and chocolate. With a full bright, tangy acidity and elegant mouthfeel. A well balanced cup, with tangy Key lime and juicy orange-like tones, a stratifying sweetness. A clean aftertaste and slight hints of melted chocolate finish.
Carmen Estate is among the most distinguished farms in Panama, producing many fine coffees that have accomplished a string of great success in green coffee competitions. Carmen Estate is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning all coffee produced follow the sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organization. Since 2003, Carmen Estate has placed within the top three of the Rainforest Alliance "Cupping for Quality" Competition.
This exclusive '1750 Reserve' is a small lot of high-grown coffee mostly from trees of the traditional typica variety, in Volcan Valley region. The valley is considered to be the most important area among the mountains and shade grown coffee plantations of the Bari Volcano region in Panama. This micro-region is heavily influenced by its proximity to both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. The cool, frost free nights typical of the area are coupled with dry, sun drenched days, which together create optimal growing conditions.
Currently the single estate and mill is managed by sons and grandsons of Efrain and Carmen Franceschi, who begun cultivating Arabica coffee varieties in 1950. They have establishing themselves as a sustainable coffee growers and exporters of very high quality green coffee, producing about 1,200 bags of green coffee beans a year.
Klatch is proud to have such a distinguished coffee back in order to share to all. Enjoy.